Ophelia weakens, pulls away from Central Va.

UPDATE: Sunday AM Storm summary
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 1:49 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 9:30 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Ophelia is gone from Central VA.

Rainfall totals ranged from 3 to 6 inches across central Virginia for the entire storm.


6:00pm FRIDAY, 9/22, Rain starts

6:00am SUNDAY, 9/24 Rain stops

Rain was non-stop, with at least 0.01″ recorded every hour from Friday 6pm through 6:00am Sunday Morning.

Friday rain total: 0.31″

Saturday rain: 2.76″ (daily record for 9/22)

Sunday rain 0.10″

Total Storm total: 317″ at RIC


NWS issued a flash flood warning for the area at 4:19pm, which stayed active until 10:15pm. Numerous reports of high water reported throughout the Richmond Area.

Ophelia was downgraded from a Tropical Storm to a Tropical Depression as it approached Richmond.


Peak wind (2 minute average) for the storm was 29mph, Peak gust was 39mph

Sunday Forecast: A few early lingering showers are possible. Most of the day will be dry, breezy and mostly cloudy. Westerly winds 5-10 mph with 15 mph gusts.

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